Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging, CMCiB)
Works have commenced at the new Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging, which has been resized based on a real growth hypothesis, viable limits and prudent use.The architectural project guidelines aim to ensure the centrehas state-of-the-art equipment that can transparently and sustainably cope with the technical and functional complexity required by its activities, while remaining sensitive to its surroundings.
The new Centre for Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging has the following objectives:
• develop appropriate disease models in vivo, develop technologies, check drugs, functional foods, biomaterials;
• establish surgical techniques, test exploration instruments and healthcare devices with large animals;
• use imaging technologies that provide objective data and use fewer animals, leading to fewer slaughters (CT scan, NMR, Bioluminescence);
• establish a transfer system for transgenic embryos;
• fill the gap between basic and clinical research (translation);
• research animal health;
• improve clinical learning curves in relation to invasive procedures.